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Nucleic Acid Structures: Basic structures of Nucleosides, Nucleotides

Nucleic Acids Structures

In Nucleic acid structures, there are two types of nucleic acid. They are DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid) are polymers of nucleotides linked in a chain through phosphodiester bonds. In biological systems, they serve as information-carrying molecules or, in the case of some RNA molecules, catalysts. This brief review will …

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Nucleic Acids : Basics and Types

Nucleic Acids Structures

Nucleic acids are polymers composed of monomer units known as nucleotides. There are very few different types of nucleotides. The main functions of nucleotides are information storage (DNA), protein synthesis (RNA), and energy transfers (ATP and NAD). Nucleotides, shown in Figure 1, consist of sugar, a nitrogenous base, and phosphate. …

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